Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-05
Mastered and encoded by Jack Warner. Recorded by Ken Leigh with a Sony TC-110 with built-in microphone, from center loge.
D1T1 through D2T2: MAC>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN
D2T3 through D2T5: MAC>?>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN
-- D1T9 fades out
-- D2T1 fades in
-- Tape flip between D2T2 and D2T3, cross-faded
-- Drums is tracked properly so that you can eliminate D1T9, and start disc two with D2T3, after the tape flip, if you so desire. I prefer hearing Drums into NFA, which is why I tracked it as is.
Subject: Wow this DARK STAR
Very pregnant pauses, the tape is amazing in that the hiss actually comforts you by giving a little distance between you and the RAW TERROR of that crowd, which can be felt through the recording. ;)
Subject: Ned Lagin on keys
Subject: incredible Grateful Dead
Subject: top for 1970!!!! ENJOY !
this is WAY better than most healy boards from 1980s
WAY better playin, tops, all of it. raw demi god stuff,
beyond all other peaks(there are many !) check the crowd responce @ 5min to 5 30 of st stephen, they "peak" along with music !
u r a bunch of sissy hissy whinny babies, buy an 10band EQ, and some good headphones and enjoy.
i love all from 66-91, learnin to love 92-96!
Subject: Loved the Capitol Theatre!
Very underrated show!
Subject: Unfortunate sound
(note: not really a review)
Subject: Dark Star
Subject: 70' AUD
Subject: Not Fade Away jamming is the shit
They contained an incredibly cosmic jam that seemed to come out of nowhere and eventually wound up in Not Fade Away.
Years later, the mystery seems to have been solved. What I had was the Not Fade jam from 11/5 bleeding into the Alligator/NFA from 11/6 at the point where the 11/5 NFA jam cuts.
The source I had was lower gen than what has seeded these downloads (I think), and the full power of the performance was more evident.
On these downloads you can't get a clue as to what Phil is doing in the 11/5 NFA ... it's incredible (there's a hint of the rolling blues bottom runs in the 11-16 NFA). Jerry is also in *top* form. This is ferocious, demi-God Dead.
The Alligator->NFA jam from 11/6 is also other-worldly. It culiminates into a musical orgasm that erupts into NFA.
If only boards were available of these shows ... this stuff is as good as the "Live Dead" playing from Jan/Feb. 69 ...
5 stars for the performance. Zero stars for the SQ.
The sound quality is *horrendous*. The music cannot be appreciated by these downloads, unfortunately.
I never made it to Portchester though I saw them in Nov at 46th St. Theatre (and FE 9-18). There's something about Portchester... the June '70 has the same magic (though I don't see the early set which features an incendiary OtherOne->Attics->Other One->Cosmic Charlie here...).
And of course the Feb. 71 shows contain so many memorable performances of the great material that was introduced then: Bird Song, Bertha, etc, as well as canonical performances of China->Rider, Morning Dew, Bobby McGee, Other One, etc.
Subject: The sound....
Subject: Yeah but...
Subject: Dark Star.
of 72-74, incredible Stockhausen/Sun Ra middle section, and one of the last to have the 2nd verse.
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